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Illa y Celaá se reúnen con las comunidades el día 27 para tratar inicio curso

Los ministros de Educación y Sanidad, Isabel Celaá y Salvador Illa, respectivamente, mantendrán el próximo día 27 una conferencia conjunta con los consejeros autonómicos del ramo para tratar el inicio del nuevo curso escolar. Así lo ha anunciado este miércoles Illa en la reunión Interterritorial de Sanidad y después lo ha confirmado Celaá a través de su cuenta de Twitter. También está previsto que asista la ministra de política territorial, Carolina Darias. Fuentes de Educación han precisado que previamente, el día 25, se celebrará la Comisión General de Educación, a la que asistirá el secretario de Estado de Educación, Alejandro Tiana, y los viceconsejeros autonómicos. Aún se desconoce la fecha de la Conferencia de Presidentes anunciada por el Ejecutivo para finales de este mes, también con el tema de las medidas para una vuelta al cole segura ante la crisis del coronavirus. El regreso a las aulas está provocando incertidumbre en la comunidad educativa ante los rebrotes de coronavirus y la falta de protocolos claros y actualizados para empezar el curso con las máximas garantías de seguridad. En la Comunidad de Madrid, diversos sindicatos docentes han convocado una huelga para los primeros días de vuelta al cole en las distintas etapas y otra jornada de movilizaciones el 10 de septiembre.
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Petri Dishes with Alexandra Petri (Oct. 27)
Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
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Biden and Trump Neck and Neck in Georgia, Where a Democrat Hasn't Won the Presidency Since 1992
Georgia voted to elect former President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, during his first-term race against George H.W. Bush. Clinton won by less than 1 percent.
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UK police responding to 'ongoing incident' on board tanker off Isle of Wight
British police officers are responding to an ongoing incident on board an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight, an island in the English Channel.
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Face The Nation: Hutchinson, Gottlieb
Missed the second half of the show? The latest on the rise of coronavirus cases nationwide and voters discuss where they stand on the 2020 presidential election.
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Biden campaign insists former VP not ignoring swing states in 2020 election
NBC News' anchor Chuck Todd pointed out that the president has campaigned more than Biden in North Carolina, Florida and Arizona while the former veep is heading to Georgia on Tuesday.
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Tapper spars with Meadows over White House outbreak
On CNN's State of the Union, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows defends the administration's handling of yet another coronavirus outbreak among White House officials.
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Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos: Live stream, how to watch, odds, time
The Chiefs will be integrating a new weapon in Le'Veon Bell while the Broncos look to break a nine-game losing streak to their AFC West rival.       
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Ocasio-Cortez won't commit to supporting Pelosi for Speaker
On CNN's State of the Union, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hedges on if she plans to vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House in January.
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Ocasio-Cortez on using Twitch to mobilize young voters
On CNN's State of the Union, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discusses her recent efforts to use Twitch to mobilize turnout among young voters.
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Buzz Aldrin picks Arizona Republican McSally over fellow astronaut Kelly
Famed U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin appeared to endorse Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., in her race against retired astronaut Mark Kelly, a Democrat.
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Ocasio-Cortez: 'Absolutely' my job to push Democrats to the left
On CNN's State of the Union, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discusses how she sees her role - and that of the progressive movement in general - under a potential Biden presidency.
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Live updates: Washington hosts the Cowboys
The Washington Football Team hosts the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at FedEx Field. Follow along with our live updates.
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50 of the Best Posthumous Albums of All Time
Whether a spoken-word album by a lizard king with a backing track by the band he left behind or a live album by a band that defined an era of confused flannel-wearing kids, sit back, turn up the volume as we pay tribute to these late, great artists and the albums they left behind.
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Meadows: Pelosi moving the goalposts in stimulus talks
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows tells CNN's Jake Tapper that Sen. Mitch McConnell has committed to passing another relief bill if a deal is reached with House Democrats.
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Tom Brady made big push for Buccaneers to sign Antonio Brown despite legal troubles: report
Tom Brady reportedly pushed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to go after Antonio Brown as the wide receiver is nearing a deal with the team which would reunite him with the quarterback.
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On GPS: Will Covid seal President Trump's fate?
Time magazine's Charlotte Alter, the Evening Standard's George Osborne and the Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer and Fareed on the 2020 election.
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Mark Meadows defends Pence campaigning after staffers get COVID-19
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Sunday defended Vice President Mike Pence for continuing to hit the campaign trail after five of his aides tested positive for the coronavirus — saying he is “essential personnel.” CNN’s Jake Tapper noted that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines call for Pence to be quarantined...
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Meadows: Everyone should follow CDC guidelines including Trump
Despite CDC guidelines that say individuals should quarantine after potential exposure, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says Vice President Pence will continue to hold campaign events but will wear a mask.
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How early voting could affect election night counting
CNN's Brian Stelter talks with Sally Buzbee, executive editor of The Associated Press, about how newsrooms are preparing for election night.
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Meadows won't say extent of outbreak in Pence's office
Despite a growing outbreak in the Vice President's office, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows declines to tell CNN's Jake Tapper just how many people have tested positive.
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Rice kicker misses wild quadruple doink in crushing loss
If you didn’t think it could get worse for a kicker than a double doink, think again. Just ask the Rice football team and its kicker Collin Riccitelli after their overtime loss to Middle Tennessee Saturday. The Owls needed one single score to secure the win in their first game of the season, setting up...
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Vice President Pence Will Maintain Campaign Schedule Despite Contact With Infected Aides
The Vice President and his wife Karen tested negative on Sunday, according to his office
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Tapper: The early virus warning that was silenced
Sources tell CNN's Jake Tapper that Dr. Messonnier, a CDC official who sounded the alarm on the severity of the pandemic months ago, doesn't want to speak publicly because doing so "would put her and the important work of the CDC in jeopardy."
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Poll: Most Trump voters don’t see Covid-19 as an important election issue
President Donald Trump speaks to a mostly maskless crowd at his Make America Great Again rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, on October 20. | Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Only 24 percent of Trump supporters view the coronavirus as a “very important” issue in this year’s election, compared to 82 percent of Biden supporters. A new Pew Research Center poll has found a stark partisan difference in views on the importance of the coronavirus pandemic in the days before the presidential election. The poll, taken from October 6 to 12, found that only 24 percent of registered voters who support Trump view the pandemic as a “very important” voting issue in the 2020 election, compared to 82 percent of Biden supporters. The highest issue of concern for Trump voters, by far, was the economy — 84 percent named that as being “very important” (a reasonably high number of Biden supporters, 66 percent, agreed). The poll asked registered voters about six issues — abortion, health care, foreign policy, the economy, the coronavirus pandemic, and Supreme Court appointments — and found that Biden and Trump supporters viewed most issues with relatively equal importance. Two interrelated issues were clear exceptions: health care, an issue Biden supporters were 38 percentage points more likely to view as “very important,” and the pandemic, which boasted an even larger 58 percentage point gap. Pew Research Center So far, more than 220,000 Americans have died from Covid-19 and roughly 1,000 continue to die every day. States like Arizona, Wisconsin, and Florida — all of which voted for Trump in 2016 — have experienced some of the worst outbreaks in the US. As my colleague German Lopez points out, if Republican-leaning states alone were a country, they’d be in the top 10 for Covid-19 deaths among developed nations. And the worst may be yet to come: On Friday, the US reported a single-day record of confirmed coronavirus cases, over 85,000 — surpassing the previous high from July by over 10,000 cases.Saturday, the new confirmed case count nearly matched that record high,topping 83,000. With case loads and hospitalizations already at dangerously high levels, epidemiologists have expressed concern that this “third wave” of Covid-19 cases could be the most deadly yet. Trump has stressed the economy over pandemic response A second Pew poll, released earlier this month, may give some insight into why many Trump supporters don’t see the coronavirus as an important issue in the upcoming election. The survey found that 68 percent of Republicans think the US has controlled the Covid-19 outbreak “as much as it could have” versus 11 percent of Democrats; it also found that 66 percent of Republicans think the Covid-19 outbreak has been made out to be a “bigger deal than it really is,” while just 15 percent of Democrats said the same. Pew Research Center This poll reflects a narrative advanced by President Donald Trump: that his administration had done everything possible to control the coronavirus outbreak — and that the coronavirus was never as serious as media, experts, and Democratic politicians made it out to be. Throughout the pandemic, Trump has praised himself and his administration for having done a “phenomenal job” handling the crisis. In Thursday’s presidential debate, Trump cited a model that forecast US deaths if the country took no coronavirus prevention measures, claiming that “2.2 million people, modeled out, were expected to die,” misleadinglysuggesting that his administration’s response had saved approximately 2 million lives. In that same debate, he claimed that “700,000 people would be dead right now” under a Biden administration — a death toll that would have required Biden to do less to stop the virus than the Trump administration has (Biden’s coronavirus plan calls for doing more). Vice President Mike Pence pursued a similar line of attack at the vice presidential debatein early October. Besides praising his response,Trump has also consistently played down the seriousness of the coronavirus. In the last presidential debate, he responded to a question about the virus by saying, “We’re learning to live with it.” On Saturday alone, Trump tweeted that the record-setting number of new cases in the US is being overhyped, claimed that the virus would magically disappear after the election, and pushed a baseless conspiracy theory that doctors and hospitals are inflating the Covid-19 death count for profit. The US has had 300,000 excess deaths this year. So far. Blame what you want. This has been a very deadly year. And that’s at least in part due to COVID. https://t.co/P5YQUS0Tdq https://t.co/jsc6AlIrz5— Charles Ornstein (@charlesornstein) October 25, 2020 Meanwhile, Trump has repeatedly pushed to completely reopen the US economy. Echoing a claim he’s been making since March, the president said at Thursday’s debate, “The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself, and that’s what’s happening. ... We can’t keep this country closed. This is a massive country with a massive economy.” From the outside, it’s easy to view Trump’s constant downplaying of the pandemic as political suicide — the sort of behavior that will entrench opposition to the president and potentially cause his supporters to abandon him come November. But the Pew polls released this month appear to tell a different story. Trump’s blatant denial of the coronavirus reality — and his focus on reopening the economy — isn’t turning his base off; to the contrary, it reflects what they already believe about the pandemic. Political polarization affects views on Covid-19 — but it has its limits The academic literature on political polarization points to a simple explanation for the massive divergence in public opinion on the coronavirus, Pew’s pollsters detected: Partisans don’t evaluate the world objectively; they take cues from the leaders and media sources who they trust. Drawing on the work of political scientist Sara Wallace Goodman, my colleague Ezra Klein explained this phenomenon with regard to partisan divergence on mask-wearing earlier this year: Sara Wallace Goodman, a political scientist at the University of California Irvine, has been part of a team repeatedly surveying the same group of Americans to see how their behaviors and attitudes have changed over the course of the virus. Even controlling for factors like the prevalence of the disease in the place respondents live, Wallace Goodman and her colleagues find a significant and growing partisan gap in terms of fear of the disease, perceived safety of different behaviors, and preferred policy solutions. The key to understanding this, Wallace Goodman says, is that “when people are operating in areas of high misinformation and lack of information, they take cues. We can only be rational if our leaders are rational. If you see the president not wearing a mask in meetings, you’re going to model what he does.” The same goes for whether you think the importance of the coronavirus pandemic has been overblown, or whether you think the US did everything it could to control the virus. Because few Democrats or Republicans have personally conducted investigations into these issues, the differences in opinion between them hinge on which leaders and institutions they trust. Liberals tend take their cues from epidemiologists and science journalists — or from political leaders and media outlets that defer to their expertise. Conservatives often take their cues from Fox News, Trump, and other leaders and news outlets who are often skeptical of — or downright hostile toward — those experts. In fact, when the same Pew poll that evaluated partisan opinions on Covid-19’s seriousness asked respondents about their primary news sources, it unveiled some striking findings. Among Republicans whose primary news sources are Fox News or talk radio, 78 percent thought the seriousness of Covid-19 has been exaggerated, and 90 percent believed the US has done everything it can to control the virus. Republicans who consume a more diverse array of news sources have considerably lower numbers on both counts. Pew Research Center None of this means Trump’s dismissive rhetoric and response to Covid-19 will ultimately help him come November. The president has not enjoyed the same kind of pandemic polling bump that peer country leaders and US governors have received. He still lags behind former Vice President Joe Biden by about 10 percentage points in national polls just over a week before the election. Trump also appears to be lacking support among older voters in key swing states like Florida that have been especially hard-hit by the pandemic. One reason for this appears to be that while Trump’s rhetoric on the coronavirus clearly appeals to Republican voters, it seems far less effective at winning over swing voters. According to a September Kaiser Family Foundation poll, the coronavirus outbreak is themost important 2020 election issue for 15 percent of undecided voters. And recent polling across seven swing states — Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas — by the conservative polling firm CT Group found that 56 percent of former Trump voters who no longer planned to vote for the president cited his pandemic response as a major factor in reconsidering their support for him. Will you help keep Vox free for all? The United States is in the middle of one of the most consequential presidential elections of our lifetimes. It’s essential that all Americans are able to access clear, concise information on what the outcome of the election could mean for their lives, and the lives of their families and communities. That is our mission at Vox. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone understand this presidential election: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Colorado wildfire forces new evacuations as firefighters 'praying we get a lot of snow'
New evacuations were ordered in parts of Colorado on Saturday as high winds pushed the second-largest wildfire in state history towards homes as officials hope approaching winter weather can help slow the advancing blaze.
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NYPD probing videos showing officer saying ‘Trump 2020’ over loudspeaker
An NYPD cop repeatedly barked "Trump 2020" over a loudspeaker in Brooklyn on Saturday night in a pair of videos that have led to an internal investigation, police said Sunday.
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MMA luminaries – from UFC matchmakers to rivals – honor Khabib Nurmagomedov's career
The biggest names in MMA – from UFC employees to fellow fighters and former foes – sent their messages to Khabib Nurmagomedov after UFC 254.       Related StoriesUFC 254 bonuses: Khabib earns 'Performance of the Night' in final fightTwitter reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement, finish of Justin Gaethje at UFC 254Twitter reacts to Robert Whittaker's victory over Jared Cannonier at UFC 254 
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Joe Biden 'has been caught in repeated lies over Biden Inc': Sen. Johnson
Johnson's report claims Hunter Biden's businesses received $5 million from a Chinese company.
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Why Trump's latest conspiracy theory can't stick
President Donald Trump is trying to invent his own reality about coronavirus.
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The previous-generation iPad Pro is on sale for an amazing low price
The iPad Pro 2018, outfitted with a 12.9-inch retina display, 64 GB of storage and 10 hours of battery, is now $250 cheaper than usual—find out more.       
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Nolte: Post-Debate Polls Show Donald Trump Leading in MI, AZ, and FL
Three post-debate polls in swing states that will decide the 2020 election show President Donald Trump with a small lead.
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Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on October 25, 2020
On this "Face the Nation" broadcast, Robert O'Brien and Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb sat down with Margaret Brennan
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Fauci Says U.S. Not 'Turning The Corner' in COVID Crisis as Trump Claimed at Debate
The infectious disease expert has clashed with the president on several occasions as COVID-19 has spread across the U.S., over details regarding the crisis and how to handle it.
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Kanye West Says 'Abortion Culture' Is How 1,000 Black Children Are Aborted a Day: 'We Are in Genocide’
Kanye West has put pro-life issues at the center of his 2020 presidential campaign. So it was no surprise when the fashion mogul and Grammy-winner said during an interview with Joe Rogan that black Americans are “in genocide” because of an “abortion culture” in America in which 1,000 black babies are aborted each day.
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Barrett will complicate John Roberts' goal of keeping the Supreme Court out of politics
The court hovers on the brink of an historic transformation on social dilemmas such as abortion rights, LGBTQ protections and the place of religion in public life
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19 mujeres alegan abuso médico en centro de detención de inmigrantes en Georgia
Los registros y un informe obtenido por The Times detallan las acusaciones de abuso médico generalizado y esterilización forzada contra mujeres detenidas en un centro de detención de inmigrantes en Georgia. El informe fue presentado el jueves al Congreso.
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Will Texas Flip Blue? Biden Leads Trump by 3 Percentage Points in Latest Poll
The poll marks a significant improvement for the former vice president, as he previously trailed Trump by 2 percentage points in September.
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'Go Back to Your House,' Antifa Activists Shouts at Portland 'F-ing Gentrifier'
A group of Antifa activists protesting outside a Portland, Oregon, ICE facility restrained a woman and called her an "f-ing gentrifier" before telling to go back to her home next door. The senior citizen confronted the protesters after becoming fed up with the ongoing protests in front of her home.
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‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s’ “Chuckles Bites the Dust” Is Still the Best of the Best 45 Years Later
A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants
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Striking Photos of the Tourism Industry During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered life around the globe, and nowhere is the change as obvious as the emptied-out beaches, museums, and historical sites where tourists throng and local economies make their money.
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Brad Pitt lends voice to Biden campaign ad that aired during World Series
Pitt lent his voice to an ad that aired during the World Series
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Ice Cube defends partnership with Trump to invest in black communities
Hip-hop heavyweight Ice Cube pushed back Sunday defending allying with President Trump to develop a plan to invest in black communities -- saying he presented his ideas to both campaigns, and Trump's was the one that sat down with him.
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AOC claims young voters will choose Biden because they can influence him more easily
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said that young Americans will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, not because they think he is “their favorite person” but because they believe they can more easily sway him to act on behalf of their interests.
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O'Brien assures Americans "their vote is secret" amid interference fears
The commitment from O'Brien comes after federal law enforcement warned this week of efforts by Iran and Russia to interfere in the election.
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Pack the court? Battles between Republicans and Democrats fuel clash over Supreme Court's future
The Constitution does not set the number of justices. Created in 1789 with six, the court has veered from five to 10, settling at nine 150 years ago.        
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Biden's Mixed Messaging on Fracking 'Does Not Bother Me'
"I think young people right now have a very activist, disciplined mindset and they are not here with the intent of voting for their favorite person," Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday on CNN.
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Buccaneers’ Antonio Brown signing is all about Tom Brady
Tom Brady is calling the shots in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers’ signal-caller was reportedly a driving force in the team’s controversial decision to sign All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown, according to CBS Sports. “There is one reason he’s there: Tom Brady,” a source told NFL insider Jason La Canfora. The signing is a stark about-face from...
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Pence should quarantine after coronavirus exposure. He’s going to keep campaigning instead.
Vice President Mike Pence at a campaign rally in Waterford, Michigan, on October 22. | Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images A new White House case cluster once again throws Trump’s failures into stark relief. On Saturday evening, news broke of yet another coronavirus case cluster at the White House — this one involving aides to Vice President Mike Pence. Pence himself was exposed, but he doesn’t plan to let the outbreak get in the way of his campaigning. According to Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, at least five people in Pence’s orbit have tested positive for the virus, including chief of staff Marc Short, outside adviser Marty Obst, and three as of yet unidentified White House staffers who work with the vice president. News of this latest group of cases — which is not the first to affect Pence’s inner circle — comes just four weeks after the development of a White House cluster that included more than 30 confirmed cases, including President Donald Trump. Haberman reported that White House officials tried to sweep the latest batch of positive tests under the rug: The statement [confirming the positive tests] did not come from the White House medical unit, but instead from a press aide. Two people briefed on the matter said that the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, had sought to keep news of the outbreak from becoming public. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley told Haberman that while Pence was indeed in close contact with Short (and therefore, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, should quarantine for 14 days), he’s not planning to do so because he tested negative and is considered “essential personnel.” Pence is still planning to forge ahead with campaign rallies in Kinston, North Carolina, on Sunday, and Hibbing, Minnesota, on Monday. During a CNN interview Sunday morning, Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows struggled to defend the decision to keep Pence on the campaign trail despite his coronavirus exposure, and made a stunning admission — that the Trump administration has given up trying to contain the pandemic and has resorted to hoping for new treatments while counting on a successful vaccine being available soon. “We’re not going to control the pandemic,” Meadows said, adding later: “What we need to do is make sure we have the proper mitigation factors ... to make sure people don’t die from this.” MEADOWS: We're not going to control the pandemicTAPPER: Why not?M: Because it's a contagious virusT: Why not make efforts to contain it?M: What we need to do is make sure we have the proper mitigation factors to make sure people don't die pic.twitter.com/0DYgk4rB3T— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 25, 2020 The sad irony of this situation is that Pence is chair of the White House coronavirus task force, yet his behavior has been a model of what not to do to protect yourself from the coronavirus. Pence has steadfastly refused to wear a mask in public throughout the pandemic, even at hospitals. He’s gone on Fox News and paid lip service to CDC guidelines by saying things like “it’s always a good idea to wear a mask,” yet he has not done so at packed campaign events where people visibly aren’t social distancing or wearing masks. Here’s Mike Pence saying “it’s always a good idea to wear a mask” on Fox News in front of a mask-less crowd that isn’t even distancing pic.twitter.com/xJ6I22Oxmu— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 17, 2020 Pence has also put himself — and those around him — in danger by initiating physical contact and making a mockery of social distancing guidelines during mask-less events. Pence is fist-bumping random people while working a rope line during a pandemic pic.twitter.com/WBAV5diSm7— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 27, 2020 And this behavior has resulted in several exposures beyond his contact with Short. At the Rose Garden event at the White House to introduce Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, which has been linked with numerous coronavirus cases, a maskless Pence sat directly in front of Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who later tested positive for the coronavirus, and close to first lady Melania Trump and former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, both of whom also tested positive. The finger is pointing at Mike Pence who should be in quarantine for 14 days since last exposure. We can add Chris Christie and White House staffers to the list of people who are now positive & within the air space of Mike PenceHe's being irresponsible & endangering others pic.twitter.com/AWsvivalEL— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) October 4, 2020 That wasn’t even Pence’s only possible exposure to the coronavirus on that day. Before the Rose Garden event, Pence spent time at a packed prayer march with Pastor Greg Laurie, who tested positive for the coronavirus as well. A few hours before the Amy Coney Barrett event, Mike Pence spoke at this jam-packed "prayer march" full of thousands of people who weren't wearing masks.(h/t to @Olivianuzzi) pic.twitter.com/F9XWmTatFq— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) October 3, 2020 In his capacity as head of the task force, Pence has consistently misled the public about the state of the pandemic, insisting the administration has done a great job and that the end of the pandemic is right around the corner. Some people may have bought that in April and May, but it’s become a harder sell as new daily case numbers hit records in recent days and hospitalizations have increased by more than 33 percent over the last month. Not only is the White House failing to protect the public, it’s failing to protect itself News of the coronavirus cluster around Pence comes during a weekend when the US set records for the most new single-day coronavirus cases — around 83,000 on both Friday and Saturday. But you wouldn’t know this from listening to Pence or Trump, both of whom have made brazen lies about the state of the pandemic a staple of their stump speeches. "It is going away" -- Trump on the coronavirus as the US sets single-day records for new infections and hospitalizations continue to rise pic.twitter.com/jpcqNhyhBn— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 24, 2020 Pence’s decision to keep campaigning despite his coronavirus exposure doesn’t just put his inner circle at risk — his rallies are also public health hazards. USA Today reported on Friday that a number of places where Trump held rallies in recent weeks have subsequently experienced a spike in coronavirus cases. The president has participated in nearly three dozen rallies since mid-August, all but two at airport hangars. A USA TODAY analysis shows COVID-19 cases grew at a faster rate than before after at least five of those rallies in the following counties: Blue Earth, Minnesota; Lackawanna, Pennsylvania; Marathon, Wisconsin; Dauphin, Pennsylvania; and Beltrami, Minnesota. Together, those counties saw 1,500 more new cases in the two weeks following Trump’s rallies than the two weeks before – 9,647 cases, up from 8,069. This means that not only is the White House not protecting the American public from a pandemic that has now killed more than 220,000 Americans, but it’s actively making things worse. And by failing to protect top officials like Trump and Pence, the Trump administration is demonstrating that it can’t even protect itself. Will you help keep Vox free for all? The United States is in the middle of one of the most consequential presidential elections of our lifetimes. It’s essential that all Americans are able to access clear, concise information on what the outcome of the election could mean for their lives, and the lives of their families and communities. That is our mission at Vox. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone understand this presidential election: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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